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43-38363 unknown name MIA 11-5-44

B-17G-85-BO

 

July 26, 1944 Delivered to Cheyenne

August 5, 1944 to Kearney

August 15, 1944 to Grenier

August 16, 1944 Assigned to 7th Squadron, 34th Bomb Group, Mendlesham

 

MISSION LIST

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Richardson, Z C.

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38363 E/F 4BS Vick

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38363 E/F 4BS Bowen

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Carter

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Richardson

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Richardson

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Richardson

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38363 E/F 4BS McDannold

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38363 E/F (scheduled for Richardson but replaced.)

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Richardsen

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Richardson         Major damage.

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Richardson, Z.

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Alleman

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Alleman

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Alleman

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Alleman           Shot down MIA. See below.

 

 

MISSION DETAILS

 

Mission #64 September 17, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Richardson, Z C.

Mission #65 September 19, 1944 43-38363 E/F 4BS Vick

Mission #67 September 25, 1944 43-38363 E/F 4BS Bowen

Mission #68 September 26, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Carter

Mission #69 September 27, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Richardson

Mission #70 September 28, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Richardson

Mission #71 October 2, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Richardson

 

October 2, 1944 43-38363 E/F

On Marshalling Chart on Hardstand #1 at 2100-2200 hours.

 

Mission #72 October 3, 1944 43-38363 E/F 4BS McDannold

Mission #73 October 5, 1944 43-38363 E/F (scheduled for Richardson but replaced.)

Mission #74 October 6, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Richardsen

Mission #75 October 7, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Richardson         Major damage.

Mission #82 October 25, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Richardson, Z.

Mission #84 October 28, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Alleman

Mission #85 October 30, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Alleman

 

Mission #86 November 4, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Alleman

Slight damage reported.

 

Mission #87 November 5, 1944 43-38363 E/F 7BS Alleman           Shot down MIA. See below.

 

B-17G 43-38363 E/F Missing in Action Ludwigshaven, flak. Just after bombs away, this aircraft received a direct hit which destroyed the tail section. The plane went into a steep climb to the right, then into a flat spin. Then the aircraft went into a steep dive. Two chutes were reported. Crashed Ludwigshaven. With7BS. Pilot: Alleman. Missing Air Crew Report # 10303. 10 Killed in Action.

KIA ALLEMAN JAMES E (P)                           2 LT        7              O-760523                12            PORT ARTHUR TX

KIA STORY JOHN J JR (CP)                              2 LT        7              O-555834                12

KIA ROWE CLIFFORD E (N)                            2 LT        7              O-557546                12            SHULLBURG WI

KIA ROTTMAN JEROME B (B)                       2 LT        7              O-773450                12            MD

KIA BONACCI LOUIS JR (E/TT)                      S/SGT     7              32784657                12            BROOKLYN NY

KIA BAST PAUL H (R)                                      S/SGT     7              37565328                12            MINNEAPOLIS MN

KIA CRAIG CURTISS G (BT)                            SGT        7              16138344                12

KIA BRENT JOSEPH E JR (TG)                         SGT        7              14185237                12

KIA RICHARDSON JASPER J (W)                  SGT        7              19117172                12            DECLO IN

KIA LITSEY SHEPHERD G (Photographer)    T/SGT    391          18180011                17            SHERMAN TX

 

LITSEY SHEPHERD G is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, K-9-9.

ROTTMAN JEROME B is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, B-32-53.